May 1, 1922 – October 24, 2013
Helen Louise McCormick, 91, formerly of Madrid, passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Village of Legacy Pointe in Waukee. In agreement with Helen’s wishes, graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, at Mount Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid.
Helen was born on May 1, 1922, in Carlisle, Iowa, to Oren Albert and Elpha May (Bickle) Chambers. She was a graduate of Madrid High School. On August 19, 1950, Helen was united in marriage to John Howard McCormick in Madrid. She was mother to a son, Charles, and three daughters, Connie, Pam, and Debbie. In addition to being a homemaker all of her life, Helen was employed with Federal Prescription for several years, and also with Iowa State University as a cook. Helen was a loving, caring and devoted mom, grandma and G.G.; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son, Charles Pepples of Washington; two daughters, Connie Ford of Newhall, CA and Pam (Dale) Sandquist of Urbandale, IA; four grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; one sister; her husband; one daughter; one son-in-law; and one grandson.
The family will greet friends from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, at Iles Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Hospice, 2900 – 100th Street, Suite 103; Urbandale, IA 50322.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES, SUNDBERG-KIRKPATRICK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Sundberg- Kirkpatrick Chapel 202 S. Market Street Madrid, IA 50156 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com